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Bobo's Void

Bobo's Void

By Bobo Matjila

a space to spiral and explore philosophy and the absurd world that we live in, in a way that's accessible, fun and easy to digest.

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can men and women ever be friends?
can men and women ever be friends?
hey sweet mushrooms! this week, we're unpacking an age-old question: can men and women *really* be just friends? we talk about the state of gender relations, the madonna-whore complex, the horrors of marriage, and lastly, we interrogate all of the ways society undermines our ability to have harmonious romantic, sexual and platonic relationships. did you enjoy this episode? to watch the full episode, click here: for more fun videos like this, please support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=142d5562dc9f4fcf KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
20:45
February 01, 2023
can AI save humanity from climate change?
can AI save humanity from climate change?
did you enjoy this episode? to watch the full episode, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/chatgpt-ai-and-77624694?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link    for more fun videos like this, please support us on patreon at www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=142d5562dc9f4fcf KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid   KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
23:09
January 24, 2023
answering your questions l emotionally unavailable men
answering your questions l emotionally unavailable men
this week, we're unpacking your dilemmas. In this particular dilemma, we talk about why so many women end up with emotionally unavailable men. we unpack this problem from an evo-psych perspective, a trauma perspective and a socio-political perspective. hope you enjoy! if you enjoyed this video, please consider supporting us on patreon, www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   to watch the full episode, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/answering-your-77327917?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link keep up with us here: https://linkin.bio/bobos.void   Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/bobos.void   Follow us on TikTok at www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid
11:20
January 16, 2023
who is your soul mate?
who is your soul mate?
hello sweet angels, this week we're talking about soul mates! what is a soul mate and why do we need one (or so desperately long for one)? we unpack our deeply existential desires for safety, understanding and intimacy, and how that relates to (our equally) deeply existential desire to bring life into the world. we interrogate the extent to which our deepest impulses are 'natural' vs 'toxic' and the moral implications of pursuing those impulses. as usual, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!
18:50
December 31, 2022
the reality of turning 30
the reality of turning 30
to watch the rest of the episode, click here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/76158672   if you enjoyed this video, please consider supporting us on patreon, www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   keep up with us here: https://linkin.bio/bobos.void  Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/bobos.void   Follow us on TikTok at www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid Hello sweet peaches! this week’s episode is near and dear to my heart - because it’s about the tumultuous (and surprisingly relieving) journey of aging next year I turn 30! and I have a lot to say about it we discuss the pleasures and sorrows of becoming older, we unpack society’s nonsensical attachment to youth and we take a deeper look at how age affects us culturally, politically and psychosomatically. as usual, we’d love to hear your thoughts down below! Thank you for listening 💗
22:07
December 23, 2022
[heated debate] how to leave the matrix
[heated debate] how to leave the matrix
thanks for watching!   if you enjoyed this video, please consider supporting us on patreon, www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   to watch the full episode, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/heated-debate-to-75953890?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link    keep up with us here: https://linkin.bio/bobos.void  Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/bobos.void   Follow us on TikTok at www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid
27:21
December 19, 2022
how to stay together
how to stay together
to listen to the full episode, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-to-stay-75261511?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link keep up with us here: https://linkin.bio/bobos.void  Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/bobos.void   Follow us on TikTok at www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid hello sweet peaches this week we're talking about long-term love. we unpack Michelle Obama's interview where she talks about her relationship with Barrack and the struggles of navigating long-term love. we debate the difference between teaching someone how to love you vs mothering men in your relationships. we discuss the difference between struggle love vs sincere love. and so much more! As usual, I'd love to hear your thoughts. comment down below and let us know what you think :)
40:37
December 02, 2022
getting to the root of mental illness
getting to the root of mental illness
thanks for watching! click here to watch the full video https://www.patreon.com/posts/getting-to-root-74390330?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator  if you enjoyed this video, please consider supporting us on patreon, www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   keep up with us here: https://linkin.bio/bobos.void  Follow us on instagram at www.instagram.com/bobos.void   Follow us on TikTok at www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid
24:51
November 08, 2022
why does god let bad things happen?
why does god let bad things happen?
hello sweet aliens! get your edibles out! this week we spiral. we try to get to the bottom of who started the big bang, and most importantly why?? we discuss the big question: which is more significant - your birth or your death? and we unpack god's relationship with the devil. do they hate each other or do they love each other? i would love love love to hear your thoughts down below. TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
14:22
October 07, 2022
is cheating an act of love?
is cheating an act of love?
hello sweet jellybeans! following the adam levine controversy, this week we take a deep dive into the act of infidelity. can cheating ever be morally justified? can we take the conversation further and argue that cheating can *sometimes* be an act of love, or is it always abhorrent??   we talk about the role of honesty in our romantic relationships and discuss the extent to which honesty strengthens vs harms love.  as always, I'd love to hear ur thoughts below. i've emotionally prepared to be roasted for my takes in this episode hehe.  *sending you luv* TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
20:37
September 24, 2022
social media and the death of friendship
social media and the death of friendship
TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon BONUS EPISODE THIS WEEK! (woo!) this week we're discussing social media and all of the insidious ways that it's killing us and our communities. we dive into the ways that social media affects how we perceive ourselves and others, as well as the ways it's changed our priorities ... and our skin suits. but most importantly, we take a look at the collapse of friendship and how that's coincided with the rise of the vertical screen.
11:32
September 16, 2022
roasting queen elizabeth for 35 minutes
roasting queen elizabeth for 35 minutes
this one is pretty self-explanatory lmao. hope you enjoy! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH US https://www.instagram.com/bobos.void/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donavon.mp3 https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
13:08
September 12, 2022
where do we go after we die?
where do we go after we die?
hello sweet sugarplums! today's episode is all about the afterlife! Donavon and i discuss our theories and anxieties on life after death, the purpose of existing in a skin suit, and we answer the ultimate question: is death an end to suffering or a continuation of suffering? I'd love to hear your comments down below! :) TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
10:18
December 30, 2021
lessons we learnt from magic mushrooms
lessons we learnt from magic mushrooms
welcome to our most trippy episode yet !! in this episode, we delve into the neurochemical effects that psychedelics have had on our brains. we talk about the lessons we've learnt, particularly the importance of forgiveness. we also explore the idea of violence and how it intersects with justice. and so much more!! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
23:43
September 21, 2021
am i too broken to find love?
am i too broken to find love?
In this episode we talk about human fallibility and the effects of trauma on our ability to give and receive love. We deconstruct the idea of ~feeling broken~ and the way it’s been socialized into us through capitalism. We talk about decommodification as a means of feeling whole, but most importantly as a means of feeling mentally stable .... and so much more!! would love to hear your thoughts down below!! :) enjoy! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
18:08
August 31, 2021
have we destroyed our capacity to love?
have we destroyed our capacity to love?
in this episode, we talk about modern love and all the ways it intersects with politics. we explore the age-old question "is love political?" we talk about all the things that sustain love, as well as the things that undermine it. we differentiate between healthy love and unhealthy love. we dissect whether or not love is *actually* subjective and we imagine the possibility of a universal idea of love. and so much more !! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/ https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
27:37
August 20, 2021
the problem with safe spaces
the problem with safe spaces
in this episode, i chat with donavon about cancel culture, safe spaces and the role of the artist during ecological/political/social collapse. TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila
35:44
July 01, 2021
euthanasia: the right to die
euthanasia: the right to die
this week, we're talking about the ins and outs of voluntary assisted dying and euthanasia. I have a greaatttt chat with Abbey Egan, who is working alongside a charity called 'dying with dignity' to help legalize voluntary assisted dying in Australia, New South Wales. We talk about the ethics surrounding the choice to die in the medical field. We unpack the burden of freedom that comes with such a choice. And we dissect what it really means to die with dignity, and how the stigma attached to death keeps us from achieving this. enjoy!! follow Abbey here on instagram: @abbey_egan
35:35
March 01, 2021
love is humble
love is humble
new episodeeeee :) in this episode, i expand on the idea of healthy love being boring, and by extension, the idea that a healthy life is a humble and simple life. not one marked by extravagance or excellence. just one that is characterized by banal simplicities and the ability to be content with the the ordinary. i hope u enjoy my ramblings ! please share with me your thoughts on what healthy love and more importantly, what a healthy LIFE is :) TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila
14:02
February 07, 2021
the inherent whiteness of psychology and therapy
the inherent whiteness of psychology and therapy
whew - here's an extra long episode with friend and psychology/philosophy enthusiast Mbali! We talk in depth about the intersection of psychology and white supremacy. We discuss african spirituality and whether or not it can exist alongside whiteness. AND; we unpack what black, brown and indigenous people can do to survive, and even better, thrive, in spite of all the whiteness we're forced to live with. white people: this may be a very uncomfortable listen. but nevertheless, enjoy!! keep up with Mbali here: instagram.com/_mbaliza_
30:42
January 08, 2021
is god a narcissist?
is god a narcissist?
this week's episode is extra spiraly, thanks to my lovely guest, Michael (who you'll probably recognize from the discord). We talked about everything from the illusion of shared/objective reality,  the meaning and purpose of human beans and we get down to unpacking whether or not God loves or cares about us. enjoy!! Find Michael in the discord (Bobo's void) or find him on instagram: Instagram: https://instagram.com/bbshayde
33:45
December 23, 2020
the sorrows and pleasures of romantic love
the sorrows and pleasures of romantic love
this week, i have a veryyy in-depth, insightful and (painfully) honest conversation with Lave Gallo, about the pleasures and sorrows of romantic love. we talk about the inherent incompatibilities between cis-het men and women. we talk about the tension between desire and stability. AND; we discuss all the various ways that love takes forms in ways that are both healthy and unhealthy. All of this and more in an extraaa long episode. enjoy! follow Lave here: twitter: https://twitter.com/LaveGalo soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lave-h instagram: https://instagram.com/lavehadji
23:13
December 17, 2020
to live or not to live
to live or not to live
this week's episode is all about happiness (yes, i know i know). I have an incredible chat with Roman, an incredible human with an incredible mind, about what makes a good life and what makes life worth living. we talk about how to get through the lowest of lows, whether all lives are worth living, AND; we discuss whether the decision to stay alive in the face of immense suffering is justifiable. enjoy!! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH ROMAN instagram.com/roman.is.alive instagram.com/lifeonearthmusic
28:53
December 02, 2020
growing up in a cult
growing up in a cult
this week's episode is sooo juicy! I talk to donavon about his experience of growing up in a cult and how that's shaped his music, politics, and relationship to self and death. We talk about the benefits and downfalls of religion and cults. And; we dissect the psychology of people who join vs people who start cults.  enjoy!  TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon https://twitter.com/Donnynnon
33:54
November 18, 2020
the life of a sex worker
the life of a sex worker
I had a great conversation with two sex workers: one has a disability and the other is able-bodied. We talked about everything from body autonomy, sex as a form of resistance against white supremacist patriarchal capitalism, the distinction between sex for work and sex for pleasure, stigma, the pursuit of pleasure & meaning, the illusion of purity and so much more! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila
20:37
November 10, 2020
antinatalism and the ethics of having children
antinatalism and the ethics of having children
This week we chat to our resident antinatalist Lia, about the ethics of bringing sentient life into this world!  We unpack and dissect the philosophy of antinatalism. We discuss the question of CONSENT around bringing new life into this planet. AND; we discuss what we can do to make life more pleasurable and ethical. KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://twitter.com/Donnynnon https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/ KEEP UP WITH LIA https://www.instagram.com/dailylia_ dailylia.com
27:12
November 02, 2020
is love inherently painful?
is love inherently painful?
here's an episode i really enjoyed!! we talk about meaning and how it relates to the ways in which we all need and want to be loved. we also discussed how suffering intersects with love and whether or not love IS inherently suffering. enjoy! TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://twitter.com/Donnynnon https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/
30:09
October 24, 2020
is anyone actually free?
is anyone actually free?
the foundation of all of my beliefs and philosophies is that free will is an illusion. I had an incredibly enlightening, healing and spiraly conversation with a really good friend of mine about free will, moral responsibility, and finding happiness/fulfillment under capitalism. let me know your thoughts! enjoy :) TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid   SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYsk... KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://twitter.com/Donnynnon https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/
25:14
October 18, 2020
should we abolish prisons?
should we abolish prisons?
this week we talk about the education system and whether or not punishment is ever a good idea. We also discuss the best way to structure society, and what we would do differently if given the chance to create a new world. TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://twitter.com/Donnynnon https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/ KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila
49:48
October 11, 2020
i was raised by a narcissist
i was raised by a narcissist
Today I'm talking to two incredible women about the experience of being raised by narcissists. We talk about overcoming and healing childhood trauma, the ways in which religious/cultural practices reinforce toxic and abusive behaviours, the (sometimes) oppressive nature of 'loyalty' in the name of familial bonds, and so much more! The second interview is up on my patreon. TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST https://open.spotify.com/show/4JaUYskqSSD3dXXngWbgwx?si=ao_M9xMdTPu-fZiK341UbA KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila I hope you find these conversations as insightful as I found them.
17:55
October 06, 2020
black capitalism and the pursuit of success? ft. Najma Sharif
black capitalism and the pursuit of success? ft. Najma Sharif
this week we're talking about success! what does it look like, what does it feel like ... and is it actually attainable?? we talk about blackness, afropessimism and what success really looks like for black people. enjoy!   TO LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE EPISODE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON: www.patreon.com/bobosvoid KEEP UP WITH NAJMA: https://twitter.com/overdramatique https://www.instagram.com/overdramatique/ KEEP UP WITH DONAVON https://twitter.com/Donnynnon https://www.instagram.com/donnynnon/ KEEP UP WITH ME https://www.instagram.com/bobo.matjila/ https://twitter.com/BoboMatjila
35:48
October 02, 2020
an honest conversation about suicide
an honest conversation about suicide
whew, im back! with one of my favourite recorded episodes so far. we talk about death, suicide and the idea of legacy/success.  We discuss albert camus' assertion that there is only one serious philosophical question: which is suicide. we analyze what it really means to die, if suicide is ever justifiable, the death trap of success/capitalism and the light at the end of the tunnel of depression.  enjoy!!
01:04:42
September 25, 2020